We received our referral letter and the "OK" to go and meet Sofia tomorrow morning!
All I can say is WOW! We are thrilled and nervous at the same time. The moment we have most anticipated is very near. We board the train at 11pm tonight and arrive in Dnep at 7am. We will meet with our facilitator Marina and we will hit the ground running! We are literally on an amazing race here!
I can't even begin to describe the butterflies in my stomach. We are going to meet our daughter in less than 12 hours. Will she like us? Will she warm up immediately to us? Will she feel or know we are her parents? Will she make eye contact with us? Will she cry? Will she smile?
We know the bond may or may not be immediate for her or for us. We really have no idea what to expect. I will be as honest as possible about my feelings so that this journey is as authentic and real as possible for those following us though this blog.
Signing off for now. The next time I sit down to write, we will have met our Sofia!